Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 31,000
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hoa Aina O Makaha N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 694
Immigrant Defenders Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
MacDowell Colony Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mid-Pacific Institute N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mwatana for Human Rights N/A Yemen International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,390,944

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Women Donors Network San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 31,000
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hoa Aina O Makaha N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 694
Immigrant Defenders Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
MacDowell Colony Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mid-Pacific Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mwatana for Human Rights N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,390,944

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Women's Law Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
New England Life Flight Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
PeaceWorks Network Foundation NY Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Presbyterian Church USA KY Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,900
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 408,900

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 31,000
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hoa Aina O Makaha United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 694
Immigrant Defenders Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
MacDowell Colony Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mid-Pacific Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mwatana for Human Rights Yemen International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,390,944

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13280 records found.